L.A.'S BEST BOWLING LANES (STRIKE BEFORE THEY'RE GONE)
Angelenos have been hurling balls at pins set up in downtown saloons since the mid-1800s. There are about 50 bowling alleys left in the region--here are four that our LA expert @chrisnicholsla recommends.
- •Covina Bowl50 lanes, a Googie coffee shop--this place has set the standard since 1956. Bonus: still only $1.79 a game.
- •The Spare RoomTwo-lane lounge tucked inside the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Bowling shoes designed by bespoke cobbler George Esquivel.
- •Montrose BowlBuilt in 1936, the eight-lane alley has a small town vibe--but a raucous past. Phil Spector used to rent out the space for wild parties with KISS and Van Halen as regular guests.
- •BowleroNY-based Bowlmor recently purchased two of the country's largest bowling alley operators, which included the beloved, Tiki-inspired Mar Vista Lanes. The space underwent a major renovation and reopened this past March.